Today we’d like to introduce you to Anya V.
Anya, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I was born into a classical music family in the country of Belarus. I studied piano since a young age of 4 and ear training/singing at age 3. I came to America at the age of 11 with my mom to finally reunite with my father that has been touring the world with his Belorussian folk group for four years. I quickly began writing songs as soon as I got a grasp on the English language focusing on the R&B and POP genre which soon lead me to major in the vocal jazz program at (Roosevelt) the Chicago College of Performing Arts. I felt that Jazz was the closest to R&B and wanted to learn more about it from great teachers. I spent a few years traveling back and forth from Chicago to Atlanta, creating a lot of great music in a more urban style and then, I moved to LA about 3 years ago. I performed quite a lot all over town and met some cool influential people in the music industry. Now, I am producing and recording my own music on the daily basis in my home studio and have an EP coming out in May of 2018. This EP has a summer dance vibe with a more Electronic/Soulful house sound and I am super excited to share it with the world!
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It has not been a smooth road, however, I have always been blessed to have people believe in my vision and music throughout my journey. The language barrier has definitely been one of the obstacles. I had to learn to get my accent out from my songs so that I could be more understood by the American public.
Please tell us about ANYA V.
I am a singer/songwriter/vocal producer. I specialize in writing lyrics and melodies while recording/producing full songs. I sing and write in English and Russian in hopes, to one day, inspire people from both regions of the world.
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
If I had to start over, I would learn to record myself way sooner than I did.
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